Teaching

Wisconsin Supreme Court says Marquette must reinstate professor it wanted to fire

Wisconsin Supreme Court sides with a Marquette professor in a widely followed case involving academic freedom and professional responsibilities toward students.

Rate My Professors ditches its chili pepper "hotness" quotient

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Rate My Professors ditches its chili pepper "hotness" rating after professors criticize the teacher-rating website for contributing to a poor academic climate for women.

Savannah State professors object to new, unwritten policy linking DFW grades to teaching effectiveness

Savannah State professors object to a new, unwritten policy judging their teaching effectiveness by how many D or F grades they give.

Most institutions say they value teaching but how they assess it tells a different story

Most institutions say they value teaching. But how they assess it tells a different story. University of Southern California has stopped using student evaluations of teaching in promotion decisions in favor of peer-review model. Oregon seeks to end quantitative evaluations of teaching for holistic model.

Student's protest of acting professor's comments about 'short shorts' spark conversations whether it's ever OK to comment on students' attire

A student's protest of an acting professor's comments about her "short shorts" sparks conversations about dress codes -- and whether it's ever OK for faculty members to comment on students' attire.

Ohio State professor's technology ban finds positive reaction and results

At an institution that prides itself on its use of technology, one professor goes in the opposite direction -- banning all electronic devices in his classes.

University of Rhode Island improves student retention and overhauls gen ed

The University of Rhode Island managed to boost its student completion rates and change its gen-ed curriculum while recovering from the budget slashing of the recession.

Study questions whether 'high impact' practices yield higher graduation rates

Researchers challenge conventional wisdom and past studies linking widely promoted educational experiences to timely college completion.

Responding to student criticism that its foundational humanities course is too white, Reed College announces changes

Responding to student criticism that its foundational humanities course is too “white” and “Eurocentric,” Reed College announces overhaul of the syllabus and format.

Chicago's proposed undergraduate business major was short-lived

Chicago's proposed undergraduate business major was short-lived, but the economics faculty found a way to save it, as a new "track."

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